Category Archives: Locus Award

Retro Review: The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Connie Willis ★★★★★ Bantam/Spectra, 1992. “I wanted to come, and if I hadn’t, they would have been all alone, and nobody would have ever known how frightened and brave and irreplaceable they were.” It is a rare thing when a … Continue reading

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Retro Review: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

Joe Haldeman ★★★★ St. Martin’s Press, 1974, reprinted 2009. One of my goals with this blog is to revisit the winners of the various award-winning sci-fi and fantasy books of the past. And two tools I’m using for this retrospective … Continue reading

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Retro Review: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb «««« Random House Spectra, 1995. The problem with starting a blog and planning to review the latest books is that sometimes you have to read a whole lot of books to get caught up. Like now. Robin Hobb’s … Continue reading

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Retro Review: Last Call by Tim Powers

Tim Powers ★★★★★ William Morrow Paperbacks, 1993 (reprinted 2013).   “If the drink in your glass starts to sit at an angle that ain’t quite level, or if the cigarette smoke starts to crowd in over the cards and fall … Continue reading

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Review: The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories

Connie Willis ★★★★ Del Rey Books, 2013. Connie Willis is a sci-fi treasure. Over the past 30 years she has accumulated a couple mantelpiece’s worth of Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards — notably for her “Time-Travelling Oxford Historian” series, The Doomsday … Continue reading

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